Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Her Kitchen Herb Garden

Towards the end of July, Sean and I were talking about how expensive fresh herbs are in the store. I told him about all the kitchen herb gardens I had seen on Pinterest and he thought it sounded like a good idea. I explained which one I liked the best and he went to Lowe's for the supplies. Here's what we did...

We bought self-watering planters, some chalkboard paint, painter's tape, and some herbs. We chose Basil, Parsley, Thyme, and Sage.

We put three coats of the chalkboard paint on each planter. That seemed to be just the right amount. It covered beautifully and was really easy to paint!

I wrote the names of the herbs and we filled the planters with dirt. We added the herbs and moved them into the kitchen window. I wasn't expecting much for several weeks because each herb said it would take longer than 10 days to grow...

But in less than a week we had seedlings!
This is what the herbs looked like after just one month. I couldn't believe how well they had grown. (Please ignore the view of my bookshelf and dog's food area.)
The Parsley, Basil, and Sage are doing amazing! I have to keep turning the parsley and sage because they grow towards the window and it looks funny. Right now they are turning back so they are a hot mess. The basil is the best grower so far.
The thyme is our slow and steady herb. It's only just grown over the top of the planter lid. 

I cannot wait until we can start using our fresh herbs in our dinners. Do you have an herb garden? I would love to know how you did yours.

Happy Growing,


  1. I've been thinking about doing the same thing but was wondering if it would be too dark even putting them in front of a window.


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